One Thing Better: Mollie Player gets it right

One Thing Better is a weekly feature we’re revving up here — featuring very cool creators I’m impressed with, in a one-question interview format.

It’s a simple premise. Each week someone will answer The Question. 

We’re kicking the series off with Mollie Player. Not long ago I finished her book You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and A Few Good Friends
It blew me away. In fact, it blew me wide open. You can’t help but come away from Mollie’s personal adventure enlarged. You come away feeling expansive.
I was so taken with the book I ran over to Amazon and spilled out a 5-star review. Amazon was stingy. I tried stealing an extra star or two, to no avail.

Still bursting with energy I skipped over to her Suddenly Awesome website and slobbered all over the comment section of a post like a happy puppy who knows no boundaries.

Here’s The Question:

What one thing have you been doing recently that’s making your life better?

Mollie Player:

That’s easy! I have been meditating every chance I get. 

But wait that answer makes no sense unless you know what I mean by meditating. So here’s the short explanation. 

Yesterday as I sat in church there was a little girl sitting in front of me, facing me as she played with some strings. She kept staring at me, as kids will do, but possibly a bit more than usual since rather than participating in the service I was using this toddler-free time to sit quietly, palms raised, eyes mostly closed. 

Though she didn’t say anything to me about what I was doing, after catching the third or fourth stare I imagined her asking a question I often ask myself, namely: what is meditation? 

And then, very easily, it came. 

“Meditation is when you stop thinking about whatever it is you may be thinking about, and take a moment to feel the feeling of feeling good.”

For you 

Evan Griffith
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